Crawling is a special time for baby—it’s their first step toward independent movement.
Toys at this stage are designed to engage baby’s senses and take advantage of this newly found skill. Active, crawling babies are often interested in toys that have as much movement and action as they do. This comprehensive list has fun, interactive toys for every kind of crawler.
Activity tables give curious babies a multitude of ways to engage. The Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table blends the world of music with engaged play. It starts with a real, working piano-style keyboard for baby’s musical experimentation. Baby can then flip the book’s pages to activate classical melodies, or press on a multi-sound drum pad that counts from one to five in English, French and Spanish. The big plus is that it can be used from crawling to walking; simply snap the legs in when your baby begins to walk, and you’ve got a taller surface where baby can play.
The toy is bright and colorful with lots of action, music and lights. It kept his rapt attention for over an hour, which is unheard of in a little one." — Mom, Amazon.com Reviewer
ACTIVITY BALLS WITH ATTITUDE
Baby Einstein Roller-pillar Activity Balls: This activity-packed caterpillar toy features 5 multisensory balls that engage your baby when shaken, rolled or dropped. With engaging lights and sounds, these captivating balls help encourage crawling. When they roll away your baby will want to go grab them!
The Oball Wobble Bobble: This vibrating ball rolls and wobbles across the floor in a different direction every time, causing baby to chase after it. When baby picks it up, it jiggles in their hands. It also has multiple textures and bright colors to stimulate baby’s senses.
"I bought this for my daughter when she was about six months old. Once she started crawling everywhere, she loved it. She likes to bat at it, which sets it moving, then she giggles and chases it."— Mom, Amazon.com Reviewer
TOYS THAT ARE ON THE MOVE, TOO
Bananas the Tickle & Tumble Monkey will tickle baby’s funny bone and get him moving! With just a press of the monkey’s hand, he’ll use his tail to flip and flop and roll away on the floor. Silly giggle sounds will encourage your crawling baby to get in on the chase.
The Bright Starts Roll & Glow Monkey is another unique and fun chase toy, made for babies on the move. When baby presses the monkey’s hat, he begins to roll around the room with light-up wheels and music. Baby can chase and retrieve and start the fun all over again. It’s a toy that encourages movement.